By Esther Selsdon, Jeanette Zwingerberger
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Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is without doubt one of the nice Expressionist painters. He was once taught through Gustav Klimt, and at a really early age, like his Viennese Secession predecessors, broke with the traditions of professional Austrian paintings. His quite a few self-portraits and nude types remained constant all through his occupation in response to his erotic, sensual and tormented visions of paintings. The work and textual content incorporated during this e-book demonstrate the extreme expertise of this artist who, unfortunately, died of Spanish influenza on the age of twenty-eight in Vienna.
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For him, however, this no longer concerned Pregnant Woman and Death (Mother and Death), 1911. 1 cm. Národní Galerie, Prague. (p. 38) Grimacing Man (Self-Portrait), 1910. 8 cm. Leopold Collection, Leopold Museum, Vienna. (p. 39) Self-Portrait with Lowered Head (study for The Hermits), 1912. 7 cm. Leopold Collection, Leopold Museum, Vienna. (p. 40) The Hermits, 1912. Oil on canvas, 181 x 181 cm. Leopold Museum, Vienna. (p. 41) Two Girls Embracing (Friends), 1915. 7 cm. Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest.
For the sake of his art, Schiele forgot all modesty, lifting the skirts of the sleeping children, and ‘surprising’ two girls embracing one another. Exposure of his own private sphere as well as that of others became a confession-like, artistic expression of his own truthfulness. The private sphere and public domain became interchangeable. Schiele’s influential collector Carl Reininghausen procured an attorney in Vienna for him, but at the same time dispensed with the “cordial you” (informal) between them.
P. 48) 50 Phantom-Like Creatures With a few lines, Schiele sketched the outlines of the body on paper. A thigh is reduced to two lines. The stroke is dynamic, grows fainter, following the structural ductility of a fast thrown-in movement. Jagged, with hard angles he loves the bone structure. Schiele’s strokes are like calligraphy, which captures the body’s expression in just a few lines. In contrast to the reluctant, bony aspect of the shoulders and pelvis is the round diffraction of the chest.
Best of: Egon Schiele by Esther Selsdon, Jeanette Zwingerberger